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Prenatal Moral Status and Ethics

David DeGrazia

in Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195389630
eISBN:
9780199949731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter addresses the question of how we should understand the moral status of the prenatal human being and the attendant ethical issues of abortion and embryo research. The first section ... More


Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

David DeGrazia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195389630
eISBN:
9780199949731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The ethics of creating—or declining to create—people has been addressed in several contexts: debates over abortion and embryo research; literature on “self-creation”; discussions of procreative ... More


The Emergence of Ethical Controversy

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter traces the emergence of the human embryo as an object of ethical controversy from 1968 through the early 1990s. This trajectory can be divided into three phases. The first phase, roughly ... More


The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter tracks the path of stem cell research that culminated in the isolation of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 and the prospect of therapeutic cloning. It then charts the rise of an ethic ... More


Stem Cell and Cloning Politics

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses embryo politics in United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany that emerged from the twin cloning and embryonic stem cell breakthroughs of 1997–98. The promise of a new ... More


First Embryo Research Regimes

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the national embryo research regimes in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. In all four countries, contrasting national terms of debate combined with ... More


The Discarded–Created Distinction

Katrien Devolder

in The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199547999
eISBN:
9780191792038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547999.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 2 investigates the discarded–created distinction. This popular middle ground position holds that it can be permissible to derive stem cells from embryos discarded following in vitro ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter first discusses three overarching trends revealed by the comparison of embryo politics in United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany from 1968–96 and 1997–2008. These are ... More


Representing Reason

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Chapter 3 examines events of the early 1990s, focusing in particular on the deliberations of the National Institutions of Health Human Embryo Research Panel (HERP). The National Institutes of Health ... More


Introduction

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book traces the legacy of a scientific and technological breakthrough that took place in 1968: the first successful ... More


Introduction: The Politics of Experiment

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The introduction introduces the topic and central argument of the book: that at the heart of the human embryo research debates was the question of how the public should reason together about a domain ... More


The Legal Regulation of Infertility Treatment in Britain

Ruth Deech

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The history of the regulation of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Britain reveals movement from control of embryo research to the regulation of infertility treatment in IVF centres and the monitoring ... More


Regulating Embryo Research

Amanda Warren‐Jones

in European Law and New Health Technologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659210
eISBN:
9780191748165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659210.003.0022
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Medical Law

This chapter by the former deputy chair of the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), provides a brief personal overview of some of the challenges faced by the HFEA in recent ... More


Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Thomas Banchoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Since the first fertilization of a human egg in the laboratory in 1968, scientific and technological breakthroughs have raised ethical dilemmas and generated policy controversies on both sides of the ... More


Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a ... More


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